Do you know about smokejumpers? They're brave, self-sufficient firefighters who parachute into remote areas wearing eighty pounds of gear and ready to fight a forest fire. If the jump goes well, they land safely. After extinguishing the fire, they may have a ten-mile hike out. It's not a job for the faint of heart, slow of mind, or weak of back. Have you considered that you may be a smokejumper?
Johanna recently blogged about Making Milestones Visible. Jerry…
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Models are like kitchen utensils. You need a variety of them, and you should know when and how to use them. They should be useful for more than a single task. I recently started exploring the first explicit model I learned years ago.
I recently had the opportunity to observe problem solving at its more pure state. We took our grand-daughters, Jessica (4), and Nikki (2) to the park. For a period of time, they played on a "jungle gym" that looks like
"Whoever has the gold, makes the rules." Murphy's Golden Rule
Esther Derby recently ranted about Force Ranking. I'm not an expert on force ranking, or maybe as an independent consultant I am. I'm force ranked every time I work with a client.
I'm catching up on some reading this week, and I just read Willem's disagreement with Jerry's thoughts. Truth be known, I agree with both Jerry and Willem.